Parents need to know that Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas is a singing and dancing Christmas special heavily centered around the Christian faith. The show is all about acceptance, love, and kindness along with the message that It's better to give than to receive. Dolly talks specifically about being poor, but still happy, growing up in the mountains of Tennessee. Many of the songs are religious. In one, Dolly Parton sings to a man dressed in a black suit portraying the Devil, with a couple of sexy dancers flanking him. She repeatedly tells him to go back to hell, while standing in front of a large screen with flames, and then preaches to a literal choir, "Brother and sisters, I'm here to tell you that Satan is real… Satan, in God's name I rebuke you".
The cast is almost completely White, with the exception of one minor character who only has a couple of lines and one featured character played by a Black woman. Occasional mild profanity includes "butt", "hell", "ass", and "damn". In one problematic song, Dolly sings, "some are preachers, some are gay. Some are addicts, drunks and strays but no one is turned away when it's family".